Sir John Browne Knight
- Born: 1435, Swineshead, Leicestershire, England
- Marriage: Alice Swineshead in 1459 in Swineshead, Leicestershire, England 679
- Buried: Mylkestreet Church 678
Another name for John was John de Werkes.
~The Blackmans of Knight's Creek, Henry James Young, Carlise, PA, 1980, pg. 80
~The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire, John Bridges, Oxford, T. Payne, 1791, 2:497
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 535
Sir John Browne, knight, Lord Mayor of London in 1480, married first, Alice, daughter and heir of William Swineshed, and secondly, Anne Betwooe. By the latter he left a son, Sir William, Lord Mayor of London in 1597, and by the former wife, a successor, Robert Browne, Chamberlain of the Exchequer.
~A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies . . ., pg. 89
• Background Information. 679
Sir John Browne, alias John de Werkes, of the Company of Mercers, served the office of Lord Mayor of London in 1480, and was the son of John Browne of Oakham, Rutland. His first wife being Alice, daughter and heiress of William de Swineshed. His second wife was Anne Betwood. By his second wife, he had a son, Sir William, Lord Mayor of London in 1507. With his first wife, he had a son, Robert, Chancellor of the exchequer, who married Isabel, daughter and heiress of Sir John Sharpe, knight.
~The Reliquary, Vol. 17, pg. 202
• Background Information. 678
"Sir John Browne, otherwise called John de Werkes mercer, shrive of London, 1472 and Mayor of the same, 1481, he dwelled in Mylkestreet over against the Church where he Lyeth buryed."
~The Visitation of Essex, pg. 164
John married Alice Swineshead, daughter of William Swineshead and Unknown, in 1459 in Swineshead, Leicestershire, England.679 (Alice Swineshead was born in 1440 in Swineshead, Leicestershire, England.)